Ordering number: 19678
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mutsu Daijo Miyoshi Nagamichi
Enpo ３ Kinoto-U nen 2 Gatsu Hi
Shinto: Iwashiro: Jyo saku: Saijyo O-wazamono
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Shakudo single habaki.
Blade length : 48.8 cm or 19.21inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.87 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.04 cm or 0.80 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 470 grams.
Era : Edo period Enpo 3 nen (1675)
Shape : Regulr wideness and thickness with large sori. Kissaki is long.
Jigane : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Suguha and gunome midaire with deep nioikuchi. Boshi with notere turns back roundly. Hamon is clear.
Special feature: Miyoshi Nagamichi, born Miyoshi Toshiro lived at Matsuyama in Iyo province is a grandson of Nagakuni.
Nagakuni was a retained swordsmith of Kato Yoshiaki. Nagakuni and his son Masanaga,
the father of Nagamichi went along with the Kato family when they moved to Aizu in O-shu province in 1627.
Nagamichi was born in 1633 who was called Michinaga in his youth. Accepting Mutsu-Daijo in 1659,
he changed the name to Nagamichi. Mr. Asaemon Yamada, known as a famous cutting tester ranked Nagamitsu Saijo-Owaza-mono
in his book as one of twelve excellent swordsmiths at the point of sharpness.
Quite a few swords forged by Nagamichi survive with the result of cutting test.
Nagamichi the First passed away in 1685, aged 53.
The workmanship of this katana shows a strong resemblance to Kotetsu
who is a representative swordsmith of Edo-shinto.
Saya :Black saya
Tsuba : Round iron Tsuba. A dragon is engraved with gold color.
Menuki : A dragon is engraved with gold color.
Kurikata: A dragon is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: On the shakudo nanako plate,
a dragon is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi-Art: This blade has production date “Enpo ３ Kinoto-U nen 2 Gatsu Hi”. It is also valuable as histrical material.
Nagamichi studied under Kotetsu. The Jigane and Hamon are similar to Kotetsu. The Boshi is also Kotestu style.
Kondo Isami received a Miyoshinagamichi’s sword from Matsudaira Katamori of Aizu clan after the Ikedaya insident.
We strogly recommend this Wakizashi and Koshirae.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation whole Oshigata.